Europe’s Southern neighborhood is in turmoil. Libya is engulfed in civil war, Egypt faces growing anti-government protests, and Lebanon is mired in a deep, multifaceted crisis. The war in Syria nears its endgame with the Assad regime still in power, and the normalization of ties between Israel and some Gulf states—while historic—is unlikely to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace.

The region’s societal struggles, historic animosities, and religious confrontations—not to mention the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertain prospects facing youths—could threaten Europe’s security.

Join Mark Daou, Pol Morillas, Saime Özçürümez, and Maha Yahya for a discussion about the elements needed to strengthen societal resilience and manage the plethora of challenges in Europe’s Southern neighborhood. Judy Dempsey will moderate.


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